Discharge planning in A & E: part 2.

@article{Ferguson1998DischargePI,
  title={Discharge planning in A & E: part 2.},
  author={Alexander C. Ferguson},
  journal={Accident and emergency nursing},
  year={1998},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={
          53-7
        }
}
Discharge of patients from A & E was considered by both the 1992 and 1996 Audit Commission reports. The 1992 Commission recommended that unnecessary return attendance for follow-up care should be reduced to a minimum, those requiring to make a return visit falling within the range of 10-15% of first attendances. Other hospital specialties, GP services and self care were identified as appropriate follow-up treatment. This places more emphasis on appropriate discharge advice for those who do not… CONTINUE READING

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